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BARGES
CANOE PADDLE
EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW
GIRL SCOUTS TOGETHER
HERE WE ARE
I CAN SAIL
I LOVE THE DAFFODILS
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
OUR CHALET
PEACE I ASK OF THEE OH RIVER
RISE AND SHINE
TALL TIMBERS
WE ARE CALLED THE GIRL SCOUTS
WEAVE
WHEN E'RE YOU MAKE A PROMISE
WHO CAN SAIL


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Wendy 23 May 99 - 09:38 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 23 May 99 - 10:22 AM
Wendy 23 May 99 - 12:28 PM
Barbara 23 May 99 - 12:51 PM
Sandy Paton 23 May 99 - 05:39 PM
Not offended at all.... 23 May 99 - 05:48 PM
okscout 23 May 99 - 11:52 PM
Wendy 24 May 99 - 10:25 AM
GUEST,IM_MikeandAlice@msn.com 02 Mar 06 - 10:51 AM
GS Nana 03 Sep 06 - 01:16 AM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 06 - 03:40 AM
Mr Happy 03 Sep 06 - 08:12 AM
Bob Bolton 03 Sep 06 - 11:50 PM
GUEST,ksm77az 09 Jul 21 - 03:04 PM
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Subject: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Wendy
Date: 23 May 99 - 09:38 AM

I should explain myself....the person with the coffee was a stewartist (in the early 70's) for the airlines, the Bessie was a cow and the window washer was just that. I am from southeastern PA and that is were I was in scouts. We also sang songs like Billboards and the like but the older girls (sr scouts and cadets) would do those. I am only 32 yrs old so I am not that old....at lest by other adults (don't ask my kids) I guess that is one of the songs that just made the "hit parade" in my area.

Thanks anyway for the help.

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 May 99 - 10:22 AM

Wendy, I haven't got the vaguest idea what you're talking about. I guess I missed a previous thread with a related message from you? --seed


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Wendy
Date: 23 May 99 - 12:28 PM

Yes to the missed the thread...it was on Friday late evening....I am searching for a girl scout song that must have been something only from my area. I homeschool my daughter and we sometimes do camp songs for a change of pace but I am now reliving old memories also. (My daughter is 6 and she could not do this song yet)

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Barbara
Date: 23 May 99 - 12:51 PM

Here's the first half of Wendy's question, I hope.
blue clicky thing
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 23 May 99 - 05:39 PM

I hope we didn't hurt your feelings, Wendy, with our comments regarding the surprising sophistication of the song you mentioned. Coffee, Tea or ME? was an expose of the "behind the scenes" life of the airline stewardesses, quite shocking in its day. To find its title used in a Girl Scout song, was the surprise. NOI.

Grandpa Sandy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Not offended at all....
Date: 23 May 99 - 05:48 PM

Sometimes when I write my mind skips things and then the post sound odd....

I really don't know the title but it was a suprisingly funny song/chant. I don't think my daughter will join the scouts....she belongs to a group simular to Pionner Clubs and injoys that but I will always offer the option to her each fall.

Thanks....maybe I will try to find some area scouts that may know it....I tried the search like the above suggested but to no avail.

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: okscout
Date: 23 May 99 - 11:52 PM

Well, surprisingly I know this song. It starts out, with a line of children (or adults) singing in unison, "I'm glad I am a Girl Scout (Boy Scout or whatever you call your group as long as it is two syllables), There's nothing I'd rather be, But if I weren't a Girl Scout,

A solo voice steps forward from the line and sings "A (carpenter, farmer, nurse, hippie, stewardess, docter, scientist, whatever) I'd be."

Okay now the playparty part starts. Whatever occupation is chosen has a particular rhyme that fits the rhythm dah, dat, dah. Dadadada dah. Or in the case of the carpenter, "Two by four, nail 'em to the floor." Hand motions imitating hammer swing are appropriate. This line is repeated twice, the soloist returns to the chorus line and the beginning of the song is repeated.

The second child in the line becomes the new soloist, singing her part twice (2nd kid decides she wants to be a farmer, so she sings " Give Bessie give, Baby wants to live." meanwhile makin appropriate milking motions. After the repetition, the 1st child steps forward again and sings her part AT THE SAME TIME the 2nd child sings her farmer part again. This nonsense repeats for each child in your lineup.

It is important to have a very strong beat setter to keep everyone in time.

I don't have the tune written down but if anyone is interested, I'll try to post it tomorrow evening.

Nancy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Wendy
Date: 24 May 99 - 10:25 AM

Nancy,

Thank you so much....I would greatly appricate the tune since I can no longer recall it. Once I read the first line of the song it came back to me for the most part.

Thanks again!

Wendy


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: GUEST,IM_MikeandAlice@msn.com
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 10:51 AM

Does anyone have any already created rhymes for this song? Wendy, do you remember the stewardess, doctor, hipppie, etc. I remember this song having some really awesome lyrics, some even more appropriate for older girls. Do you mind sharing these with me. The girls can then either pick or be creative.

Thanks, Alice


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: GS Nana
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:16 AM

Alice,
We just finished Twilight Camp and my youngest daughter's unit did this song. Here are the verses they used...I know there are more...somewhere.

If I were not a Girl Scout, I wonder what I'd be
If I were not a Girl Scout...
A bird watcher I'd be
Hark a lark, flying through the park, SPLAT!

2) Plumber... Plunge it, flush it, look out below!
3) Carpenter... Two by four nail it to the floor!
4) Teacher... Sit down, shut up, throw away you gum
5) Flight attendant... Coffee, tea, here's your little bag, BLEH!
6) Farmer... Here's a cow, there's a cow, and here's another, yuck!
7) Doctor... Take a pill, pay the bill! I'm going golfing
8) Electrician... Positive, negative, Buzz zap
9) Politician... Raise the taxes and lower the pay, vote for me on Election Day!
10) Pizza maker... 30 minute, fast delivery
11) Preacher... Well, well, you never can tell, you might go to heaven, or you might go to....
12) Lifeguard... Save yourself, Man, I'm working on my tan
13) Lawyer... My client wasn't there
14) Engineer... Push the button, push the button, kick the darn machine
15) Ranger... Get eaten by a bear, see if I care
16) Leader... Do this, do that, I'm gonna take a nap.

There are 2 websites that have a ton of lyrics.
www.ultimatecampresource.com
www.scoutsongs.com

They might have better or more verses...haven't checked for this particular song but have gotten others there.

Have you heard the 'Super California Surfer' version to the tune of Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious? It's a kick, fun not as cynical as the above song. I have the words if you're interested. The PA's we work with really enjoy it.
Sondra


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:40 AM

what's 'geratiric' mean?


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Subject: RE: The 'geriatric ' girl scout
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 08:12 AM


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Subject: RE: The 'geratiric ' girl scout
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 11:50 PM

G'day Mr Happy,

"... what's 'geratiric' mean?"

Possibly that the keyboard &/or screen become difficult to see clearly ...

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: The 'geriatric' girl scout
From: GUEST,ksm77az
Date: 09 Jul 21 - 03:04 PM

The song is called "If I were not a Camp Counselor"

Lyrics


you can substitute "scout leader" or whatever you want for camp counselor.

I remember several Jamborees where this was done as a skit.



If I were not a camp counselor I will tell you what I would be. If I were not a camp counselor _____________ I would be… _________, __________, _______

(Keep repeating during the round)

Each Counselor will say it three times a round

EX:

If I were not a camp counselor I will tell you what I would be. If I were not a camp counselor a bus driver I would be, swerve, swerve, skid I think I hit a kid. Swerve, swerve skid I think I hit a kid

(Next counselor)

If I were not a camp counselor I will tell you what I would be If I were not a camp counselor a Farmer I would be, give Bessie give the babies gotta to live, give Bessie give the babies got to live!

(Next counselor)

If I were not a camp counselor I will tell you what I would be. If I were not a camp counselor a lifeguard I would be mouth to mouth resuscitate the only way to get a date, mouth to mouth resuscitate the only way to get a date

(Next counselor)

If I were not a camp counselor I will tell you what I would be. If I were not a camp counselor a lumberjack I would be, chop the tree chop the tree I hate ecology, chop the tree chop the tree I hate ecology

(Next counselor)

If I were not a camp counselor I will tell you what I would be. If I were not a camp counselor a quarterback I would be we’re good we’re great 2+2 is 8 we’re good we’re great 2+2 is 8

If I were not a camp counselor there’s something I would be if I were not a camp counselor a post I would be post…post… post

Other Ideas:

A bird watcher I would be

Hark a lark, flying through the park, SPLAT!

A plumber I would be

Plunge it, flush it, look out below!

A mermaid I would be

Bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop!

A carpenter I would be

Two by four, nail it to the floor!

A secretary I would be

z-z-z-z get the point, z-z-z-z get the point?

A teacher I would be

Sit down, shut up, throw away your gum!

An airline attendant I would be

Coffee, tea, or me, sir; here’s your little bag, BLEH!

A typist I would be

Ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ZING!

A hippie I would be

Love and peace, my hair is full of grease!

[or]
Hey Man! Cool Man! Far out! Wow!

A farmer I would be

Here’s a cow, there’s a cow, and here’s another yuck!

[or]
Come on Betsy give… the baby’s gotta live

A laundry worker I would be

Starchy here, starchy there, starchy in your underwear!

A cashier I would be

Twenty nine, forty nine, here is your change, sir!

A gym teacher I would be

We must, we must, improve the bust!

A medic I would be

Turn around, drop your pants, jab, jab, jab!

A doctor I would be

Take a pill; pay my bill! I’m going golfing!

[or]
Bend Over, Drop Your Pants, This won’t hurt a bit.

[or]
Needle! Thread! Stick ’em in the head!

An electrician I would be

Positive, negative bbzzzzt zap

[or]
Check the bulb, flip the switch. z-z-z-z-z-z-z-zt

A fireman I would be

Jump lady, jump… whoaa splat!

A cook I would be

Mix it, bake it; heartburn-BURP!

A ice cream maker I would be

Tutti-frutti, tutti-fruitti, nice ice cream!

A politician I would be

Raise the taxes, lower the pay, vote for me on election day!

A butcher I would be

Chop it up, grind it up, make a little patty!

A garbage collector I would be

Lift it, dump it, pick out the good stuff

[or]
Pile that garbage. Pile that garbage. Pile it to the sky.

A [Domino’s] pizza maker I would be

30 minute, fast delivery!

A clam digger I would be

Dig one here, dig one there-Oh my frozen derriere!

Superman I would be

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, where is Lois Lane?

Lois Lane I would be

Get away, get away, get away, Clark Kent!

A cyclist I would be

peddle, peddle, peddle, peddle; ring, ring, ring!

A truck driver I would be

Here’s a curve, there’s a curve. HERE’S A BETTER CURVE!

[Makes outline of shapely woman.]
A house cleaner I would be

Ooh, a bug; squish it in the rug!

A baby I would be

Mama, Dada, I wuv you!

A Preacher I would be

Well, well, you never can tell; you might go to heaven, or you might go to …

.A DJ I would Be,

Miles of smiles on the radio dial.

A Stewardess I would be,

Here’s your coffee, here’s your tea. hear’s your paper bag, urrrp

A Baker I would be,

Donuts! Eclairs! Buy My Buns!

A Lifeguard I would be,

Save yourself, Man. I’m working on my tan!

[or]
Mouth to Mouth Resuscitate, What a way to get a date.

[or]
Here’s my oil! Here’s my can! Watch out ladies, I’m your man!

A Lawer I would be,

Honest. I swear, My client wasn’t there

An Undertaker I would be,

6 x 4, nail them to the floor.

An Engineer, I would be,

Push the button, push the button, kick the darn machine.

A Ranger I would be,

Get eaten by a bear, see if I care.

A Jockey I would be,

Grab the bridle, grab the bit, watch out for that pile of…

A Dog I would be,

Oh golly, oh gee, I gotta find a tree.

A Boxer I would be,

Hit him with a left, hit him with a right, knock out his jaw.

A Nosepicker I would be,

stick it, pick it, wipe it on the wall

A Jester I would be,

Please laugh, don’t cry, I don’t wanta die.

A Knight I would be,

bang, clink, clang, how am I supposed to fight in this thang

A Dolly I would be,

Mommy, Daddy, I love you. (blows a kiss)

A Policeman I would Be,

Here’s a Crime…There’s a Crime…Here’s a dounut shop.

A Cereal Killer I would Be,

Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties your Next.

A Girl Scout I would be,

Hey mister, wanna buy a cookie?

A Camper I would be,

I’m tired, I’m hungry, when’s it time to eat?

A Lawyer I would be,

Honest, I swear, he wasn’t even there.

A pyro, I would be,

Strike the match, light the fire. Burn! baby, Burn!

A Camp Director would be,

Do this, do that, I’m gonna take a nap.

[or]
Big belly, no hair, my campers are everywhere!

****great for first day of camp fun,

But you can also do it at as a camp

If i were not a camper, i will tell you want i would be if i wre not a camp: a______________


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Subject: RE: The 'geriatric' girl scout
From: mg
Date: 09 Jul 21 - 06:52 PM

we used to play a career miming song..based on a commercial..i take one a day vitamin tablets they're so good for me and when i grow up big and strong here's what i'm goning to be


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